Kudzu Klassik Has Been Cancelled for 2020

Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel Kudzu Klassik for 2020.  The following explanatory email was sent on 4/27 to those who had previously registered:

Coach/Club Director,

We hope you are surviving the madness.

You are receiving this message because one or more of your teams is registered to compete in the Kudzu Klassik Volleyball Tournament, which has been rescheduled for May 16 & 17.
We know you and your athletes are anxious to get back into the gym, and we would like nothing more than to host this tournament. However, safety is our first concern, and – even if governmental agencies were to allow such tournaments to occur — at the present time we cannot be sure that hosting the event can be done without exposing athletes and spectators to unacceptable risk.

We have therefore decided to cancel the event for this season.

If you have paid your registration fee for the event, we will mail a refund check to you within the next week. If you would like your check sent to an address other than the address on file at AES, please email mfletcher@southernvolleyball.com within the next few days.

Thank you. We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation causes, but we know you understand because we are living in a crazy time.

Be safe!
Your Southern Volleyball Tournaments team.



Registration is still open on Advanced Event Systems.

Registration Fee — $395

The competition schedule will be posted not later than the Tuesday prior to the event.

LocationSouthern Volleyball Center will serve as the tournament’s headquarters, in addition to other locations throughout GMA Atlanta

Hotel Accommodations

While we have no stay-to-play policy at this tournament, we will block out rooms for teams competing at this event.  Most hotels will offer a breakfast, kid friendly services, budget conscious rates, and amenities to enhance your stay.  Each hotel is strategically located just minutes from the tournament venue.

An entrance fee of $7/person/day ($10 for a weekend pass) will be charged.

Coaches Meeting – There will be no coaches meeting at this tournament.  Rather, we ask that coaches download and review the embedded Coaches Packet once it is posted. This packet contains a detailed description of each division’s format, along with information that will be of use for all tournament participants and spectators.

Food tables are allowed. Please view the policies of each venue on the appropriate tab.

One last note about food tables.  We would like to continue to allow them as a convenience to tournament attendees.  While they present few problems during pool play on Saturday, they have become a source of aggravation on Sunday. What happens is that those teams that play early on Sunday take the available table space, and those who play later in the day arrive before the early-playing teams have left, spawning complaints and in many instances unacceptably rude behavior.   Accordingly, we ask those teams playing at SVC to adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. If you play early, please remove your stuff from the tables and clean up behind you as soon as your team has completed play (NOT after they have completed their final reffing assignment).
  2. If you play later and arrive before food tables have cleared, please be patient.  It may take a few hours, but they will clear.  Feed your kids before arriving at the venue.
  3. If you simply can’t wait, set your table up outside.  Tailgating is a popular solution when the weather is nice.  (Please don’t take a parking spot, though, as parking, too, is limited.)
  4. In all instances, please clean up the mess you have caused as best you can.

Team food tables at volleyball tournaments are a charming tradition that exists only in the South, but in venues that are space-constrained they seem to have become a source of aggravation rather than an amenity.  If teams adhere to the above guidelines we will be able continue the tradition at our tournaments, but if food tables continue to be the focus of complaints, frustration and rude behavior, we will simply do what the rest of the country does and disallow them. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Artificial Noise — Please do not bring boom boxes, air horns, bells or the like into the gym.


Tournament Logistics & Operations                     Briana Johnson, SVT Administrator briana@southernvolleyball.com                            (404) 683-9494

Scheduling & Registration Questions                   Michael Fletcher – Tournament Director       mfletcher@southernvolleyball.com                      404.936.6723

Housing Information                                               Denise Corrigan – Housing Director               corrigans5@juno.com                                              678.386.9766


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